~ Grounded and sane “Frazzle-Free” Toolkit ~

I have had such a busy momma admin day today! My daughter’s ballet exam is coming up and I’ve been rushing around making sure she has everything she needs for it. Not to mention it’s Monday, which is always an admin day for me, but we generally have late starts on a Monday (i.e. we’re usually late). I find people to be a little more aggressive on the roads on Mondays. I’ve never really understood why people get so upset and angered in traffic but this usually leaves me feeling slightly frazzled by the time I get to my final destination! Anyone else have this experience?? Whether you’re a mom or not, simple things like traffic, running late, deadlines, etc. can get you feeling stressed and frazzled too.

I thought I would share one of the most valuable things that I do for myself on a daily basis, especially when I know I have a busy day ahead of me, and that is making sure that I am grounded. This kit keeps me focused on what I need to do, helps me manage the little stresses that come with being a mom, and in check with myself and my surroundings. It’s particularly useful when I’m feeling frazzled…

If you’re not sure what it means to be grounded, simply put it means that you are present in your body and connected with the earth, allowing you to feel centered and balanced no matter what is going on around you.  If you are feeling overwhelmed by everything, misplace items (like car keys) often, keep forgetting appointments and talks, have a million things going through your head and struggle to focus on any of them or feeling like you are putting in so much but achieving very little ~ chances are you are not grounded.

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I call this toolkit my Frazzle-Free toolkit, associated with the Root Chakra, it keeps me grounded and balanced every day, regardless of what I have to do. In the morning before I start my day I will sit quietly (you can also do this lying down if you prefer), barefoot, with my black tourmaline chunk between my feet, my Patchouli EO uncapped and my smokey quartz in my hands. I close my eyes and concentrate on breathing deeply and releasing any tension, irritation, anxiety, etc in my mind and body, and do a simple grounding exercise. My feet get super tingly and heavy when I do this, that’s when I know it’s working 🙂

If I’ve had a particularly hectic day, I repeat this little exercise in the evening before going to bed.  When I am feeling uber frazzled, I will rub a couple drops of oil on the soles of my feet (dilute with a carrier oil if you have sensitive skin).
~ Smokey Quartz is one of my favourite grounding stones as it acts like a negative energy filter, sucking in all the negative vibes and releases the purified, positive energy.
~Black Tourmaline is a fab grounding and protection stone, repelling and blocking negative vibes. (A great one for blocking against psychic attacks).
~ Patchouli EO has a really earthy aroma, using aromatically provides a grounding, balancing effect on our emotions. You can use any essential oil that is woody and earthy, like White Fir, Frankincense, Cinnamon and Doterra’s Balance blend, the Patchouli is just my personal pick!

In addition to this, I like to keep some beautiful clear quartz and citrine tumblies in a pouch in my pocket as I run around, and I never leave the house without my smokey quartz and black tourmaline bracelet. The citrine and clear quartz keep my energy levels up and my vibes high!! 🙂

This kit falls part of my daily self-care routine, without fail. By introducing this simple toolkit into your daily routine, you are allowing yourself to release negative energy and connected to the earth. Heck, it’s so simple you can do it sitting in your car. You will begin to feel more content with the daily notions of your everyday life. Not only will this benefit how you feel throughout the day, but it will improve how you think and how you function. Your mood will be uplifted and others around you (kids / friends / family / colleagues) will benefit from your state of calm happiness. 🙂 If you are currently experiencing a difficult situation or emotion and would like me to recommend a personalized toolkit for you, email me at kerry@wherehumrests.com. I would be more than happy to help!

Each of the stones I have mentioned in today’s post have their own energetic vibration (some stronger than others). I encourage you to work with them and discover what each brings to you and how they uniquely interact with your energetic field. You can find any of the oils I mentioned under the shop tab on the menu. If you order your essential oils through my link, you will also get my one-on-one support in your wellness journey.

~Namase. watermark 1 PNG

 

 

~Find your Voice! Your Communication Toolkit ~

Gosh! There are so many people in my life (friends, family, colleagues) who are experiencing tricky situations right now, this week, that come down to communication!! It may be Mercury Retrograde having tricky influences on their energy, but every day I’m speaking to someone who is in a situation that requires thoughtful, honest but delicate communication.

Let’s chat about the current Mercury Retrograde cycle for a sec. 

I don’t like heading into something expecting the worst, in fact, I advise against it. When we become consumed by what could go wrong (what if..), or expect that something will go wrong, we put that fear, panic, anxiety, dread out into the universe. When we do that, we are telling the universe that that’s what we want to happen. I’m bringing this up because astrological energies do influence us, however, it’s up to us to decide how strong that influence this. This is what has been forecast for this current cycle:

Relationships require meticulous attention to consideration, now — without manipulation or double standard.  It may be more difficult to accomplish, but going the proverbial extra mile and taking a spiritually superior approach will very likely help to build relationships where tensions may otherwise get out of control during this Mercury Retrograde cycle. More so now than usual, this is the time when our communications must be clear, cautious, and discriminating in our choice of words, because misunderstandings occur far more often during Mercury Retrograde.

Interpersonally, communications at all levels are problematic, and we are inclined to think slower – process communications slower! We have to be patient with each other and ourselves. (Source)

Now we know that potentially some communication concerns may arise and instead of fixating on this, we can curate a more uplifting outlook and grab our wellness toolkits to assist us along the way!

What the heck are wellness toolkits? 

I loooove them! My mentor first introduced me to them as a mood management tool, and I’m constantly finding killer combos of my own that I love sharing with anyone and everyone 🙂 They are something I recommend to my clients as part of their action plans after sessions, and personally use them every day. My eight-year-old has even developed her own that she uses regularly. Quite simply they are a combination of essential oils and healing crystals.

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This particular one I want to share with you today is a fantastic communication combo, assisting your throat chakra to open up so that you can find your voice!

The combination ~ Blue Kyanite, Turquoise, and Peppermint essential oil! Kyanite helps bridge the communication gap between individuals, helping us speak the truth with clarity. Turquoise gives us the courage we need to express ourselves and speak our truth with ease. Peppermint EO invigorates and stimulates the mind and has a direct action on intellect, promoting creativity and self-expression.

How to use it ~ there are two ways to use this communication toolkit; 1. before going into a situation where a tough communication is needed and, 2. during the situation. (This situation may be a business meeting, a conversation with a friend, or simply writing.)

Before: Sit somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed. Remove the cap from the bottle, close your eyes and, while holding the gems in your hands, inhale the scent from the EO. Allow your mind to clear and focus only on honest, thoughtful messages being received to and delivered from you. You can say an affirmation to help focus your intentions ~ “I send and receive messages with ease and grace. I easily receive all forms of communication that are for the highest good”.

During: If you are able to, using the peppermint oil in a diffuser where you will be whilst you are busy will assist with maintaining that calm, open mood that you have just put yourself in 🙂 It will also create a calm, comfortable environment which will encourage open and honest communication to flow easily. You can keep your gems near you, or in your pocket.

You can use other combinations of crystals and oils, this is the combo that does wonders for me! Try it out, and let me know what you got from it. By all means, experiment with other crystals and oils to find what is a fit for you! These are also great for communication;

~ Crystals: Celestite, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate, Lapis Lazuli.

~ Essential Oils: Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Eucalyptus.

If you’d like to learn more about healing crystals, essential oils, and how they can be used as a self-healing tool, check out the Workshops and Courses tab on my site, or feel free to get in touch anytime!

~ Namaste. watermark 2 PNG

 

~ Monday Mandala: Speak your truth! ~

Communication, Communication, COMMUNICATION!!!

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📢 How we send and receive messages is so important in today’s world! Writing down our thoughts and ideas is even more important, and something we rarely take the time to do.

Communication with ourselves, others and our spiritual families (higher self, guides, Angels, totem animals, etc.) is something that is so vital in today’s chaotic pace. The ability to do so honestly, freely and clearly is not something that always comes so easy, especially when it comes to being open minded in the understanding of what others say and do.

Celestite, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate and Clear Quartz provide us with a mix of gentle, loving energies that help us express ourselves creatively, through speech and clear thought!

📢 How we send and receive messages is so important in today’s world! Writing down our thoughts, goals and ideas is even more important, and something we rarely take the time to do. Communication with ourselves, others and our spiritual families (higher self, guides, Angels, totem animals, etc.) is something that is so vital, and the ability to do so honestly, freely and clearly is not something that always comes so easy, especially when it comes to being open minded in the understanding of what others say and do.

Communication with ourselves, others and our spiritual families (higher self, guides, Angels, totem animals, etc.) is something that is so vital, and the ability to do so honestly, freely and clearly is not something that always comes so easy, especially when it comes to being open minded in the understanding of what others say and do.

Celestite, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate and Clear Quartz provide us with a mix of gentle, loving energies that help us express ourselves creatively, through speech and clear thought! So, when you’re setting those goals for the week, draw these gentle, loving energies into help to open up your throat chakra (our communication powerhouse) and our third eye chakra (our spiritual insight and reflection powerhouse), and assist you with communication on all levels.

“I interpret the messages I receive and apply them to my life with wisdom”.

Celestite (Celestine) opens up the higher chakras allowing creative expression, speech, and clear thought. Use Celestite when working on complex ideas and projects as it aids with stress release, worries, despair and an over-active mind. 💙

Sodalite encourages being true to our self and standing up for what we believe. A stone of self-expression and confidence, Sodalite encourages us to trust our intuition (those gut feelings). Physically, Sodalite eases anxiety, mental confusion and insomnia.

Blue Lace Agate brings a gentle and calming energy to our throat and brow (third eye) chakras, enhancing verbal communication and expression. It helps us accept our emotions, dissolving resistance that stops us from expressing ourselves.

Clear Quartz is a powerful healer, amplifying intentions and energy, and protecting from negativity.

All four of these gentle stones are powerful, spiritual stones. If you are wanting to connect more with your spiritual family, or struggling to receive and interpret spiritual messages and guidance, meditating with Celestite, Sodalite, and/or Blue Lace Agate will aid you in this process. 🙏🏼💎 So, when you’re setting those goals for the week, draw these gentle, loving energies to help you open up that true, authentic self-expression, connecting with your spirit family, and assisting you with an open-mind when it comes to receiving and interpreting messages from others.

what vibe do you get from this grid? If you’re loving it, feel free to share it 🙏🏼, I only ask that you give cred. where cred it due 💫

Wishing you all an expressive and creative week ahead! Go out, set your intentions and then watch them manifest ⭐️ ~Love & Light ~watermark 2 PNG

~ Cleanse my Mind, Body, and soul. Part 1~

I’m sure you’re familiar with the benefits that a good detox has on your body; cleansing the body of toxins, regulating our moods and boosting our energy. But why do we stop with just the body? We may not always realise it, but our mind and soul collect just as many toxins as our physical body.

Think about hIMG_3186ow many things run through your mind every day, making sure that you have enough time to get everything done, something didn’t work our quite the way you wanted it to at work, a friend let you down, you’re late to fetch the kids from school and then you get stuck in traffic. Regardless of what your daily life looks like, we often have so much going on in our minds that we rarely every just switch off. So these thoughts accumulate, they go around and around and we go to bed tired, we wake up tired, and so the busy mind starts again.

And then we look at our environment, we are surrounded by energy, and because we are energetic beings it is so easy for us to ‘pick-up’ the yucky, energetic gunk around us. A conversation with a friend who is going through a hard time, it leaves her feeling lighter and consoled but leaves you feeling drained. This is because you have taken on that energetic gunk that she offloaded. It can be even simpler than that, you may be in a meeting room or lecture hall full of people, those people all have their own energetic gunk going on, and you may pick up on some of it (energetically speaking). We pick and drop off energy all day, every day, regardless of where we are and who we’re with.

Think of this energetic gunk as cobwebs, the longer we leave them there, the more dust and bugs they begin to collect ~ our body is the same, this energetic gunk starts collecting, restricting the natural flow of energy, and we can start to feel pretty damn awful!

When I made the decision to follow my dreams and pursue a career in holistic healing, I made a promise to myself to spend a little time each day alone, just me time. Not so easy. I really didn’t find it very easy setting time aside, to be honest, it felt more like a chore than anything else. But I pushed on, and the more I did it, the better I felt. It almost became a habit, and as the days went on, the more time I wanted to spend engaging in a holistic practice of some sort, whether in meditation, spending time with my crystals, doing breathing exercises, yoga, connecting with my spirit family and higher self through tarot and oracle decks, reading or simply soaking in the tub. I started seeing the value in it, and couldn’t understand why I made such a big deal out of it.

When I was getting my Reiki Masters, it was like the light bulb turned on, self-care was probably the most important aspect of any holistic healer and/ or coach. If I am all gunked-up with negative energy, and not taking the steps to ensure that I am cleaning my whole body (mental, emotional and physical), then I cannot be a clear channel through which beautiful, healing energy passes through. I wouldn’t make a very good reiki practitioner!

But this goes even further, as a holistic healer and coach, it is my goal to lift people up, to carry and guide them through their path to self-growth and healing. In order for me to be that emotional, mental and spiritual support that my clients need, I need to ensure that I am in check with myself. So, I do one thing (sometimes more) daily to ensure that I am functioning to my very best ability – mentally, physically and emotionally.

My favourite exercise is something that I have started doing at least twice a week ~ the MBS (Mind, Body, and Soul) Detox and Cleanse. It does wonders for me and gets rid of all the energetic gunk that may be mine, picked up from others, or simply absorbed for my environment. It’s like a new, clean and balanced me every week!

Regular MBS Detox and Cleanse (I like to think of as a whole detox) goes a long way to restoring our body’s natural flow of energy, resulting in us feeling more balanced, happy and energised. Those negative emotions and behaviours, like mood swings, stress, anxiety, insomnia, will start to dissipate. You will sleep better, eat better and feel 100 times better!

So what is this MBS Detox and Cleanse that I’m talking about and how do you do it?? You’ll have to come back tomorrow and read Part 2. 😉

~Love & Light~watermark 1 PNG

~ The Spring of my Journey ~

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Today, instead of posting a daily reading, I wanted to share something that happened to me yesterday.

It was a bit of a challenging day for me, personally. I had set myself the task of actually writing what had to go into the ‘my story’ section of my website, something I had been putting off and totally not excited about. You see, talking about myself whether written or spoken is not something that has ever come easily to me, in fact, I put it off most times or change the subject. It has definitely been one of the most difficult challenges that I have had to overcome. So, I sat down to my morning ritual, and my animal medicine cards called to me. A Bat medicine card jumped out of the deck before I had even begun to start shuffling properly. Bat Medicine it was, to guide me through the day.

Bat Medicine – Reminding me that in order for my rebirth, the old me needs to pass, I need to let go of all that is holding back that person, face my fears so that my authentic self can blossom and shine. Bat, together with the Rabbit (from our public reading), pretty powerful energies to guide me through this challenge 💪🌞 It took me most of the day, but I got it done… 😅

Sitting in bed last night I suddenly felt my vibration shift radically, it made me feel quite nauseous and I was suddenly completely exhausted. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, I usually feel this vibration after I have done an MBS Detox and Cleanse, maybe not quite as long, or intense, though.

And then my dream… 💭

I dreamt that I was in the ocean, in the company of my loved ones and friends, when the deceased body of a young, blonde girl surfaced. She didn’t look like me, but I knew it was. I was completely shocked and crying heavily as I carried her body onto the shore and gave her body to someone whose face I couldn’t see very well, but all the while I had this incredible sense of calm. 😳 Crazy right? Yes, and no…

This was a message, an affirmation that the passing of the old me has happened. My writing about my story, and how I got to this place, has released the old energies and have allowed for my rebirth to take place!

Often there are times that we see, feel, and hear guidance and mesages that, if taken too literally, can scare the heck out of us (like a bat, or death)! The beauty of tarot, dreams, meditation, visions, or any medium through which we communicate and receive guidance from our higher-self and spirit family, is that it is only ever for our highest and greatest good. 

Thank you for sharing my journey with me, I am always learning, healing and growing. Those who are too scared to face what they fear the most, may you find comfort and see how beautiful and courageous you are.

~Love & Light~watermark 2 PNG

~ Get those creative juices flowing! ~

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There has been so much going on, and I am absolutely loooooving the high vibes at the moment! ✨🙌 I recently started introducing essential oils into my daily practice, which I only use aromatically for now, and I just have to share this incredible combo that has got my MOJO flowing this week! The EOs coupled with my gem water has been amaaaazing!! 🔮💫

It has kept my vibe up and given me the CREATIVE BOOST that’s got me through (what can be a tedious process) website building and kept both my focus and energy game strong!! 💕 The late nights and long days staring at a pic screen are paying off, I can’t remember the last time I felt this excited and passionate (let alone creative) about a project! To see my goals manifest is something so special!!

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~ Monday Mandala : Crystal clear intentions ~

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A crystal mandala (or crystalgrid) to set the tone for the week 😀 This was made intuitively as guidance for myself, and anyone else that it calls too! And wow! Our direction is coming through loud and clear ~ balance, clarity (of mind) and crystal clear intentions are what we need to strive for this week 🔆 When do we not need that on a Monday? 😉

Clear Quartz, Jasper, Howlite and Agate provide us with an earthy, grounding combination of protection, balance, and clarity of mind! Could you ask for anything better to set the week off?? 🙌 #mondaymotivation ✨⭐️

Clear Quartz is a powerful healer, amplifying intentions and energy, and protecting from negativity. “I am focused in all that I do”. 💛

Howlite opens and prepares out mind to receive guidance and wisdom from our higher self and spiritual family. Maximizing the flow of energy through our physical bodies, Howlite assists us with clarity of the mind and the elimination of stress & anxiety. “I am pure & clear” 🐚

Jasper, known as the supreme healer, this grounding crystal helps us with focus, motivation, and organizational skills. This powerful stone absorbs all that icky stress and negative energy, bringing balance to our bodies, mind, and emotions. “I am grounded and focused on the task at hand”. ❤️gate brings a delicate energy that helps us achieve balance and stability, improving our mental functions providing clarity. The gentle giant works behind the scenes to overcome any negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. 🌈

Agate brings a delicate energy that helps us achieve balance and stability, improving our mental functions providing clarity. The gentle giant works behind the scenes to overcome any negative emotions by bringing love into the chakras. 🌈

what vibe do you get from this grid? I’d love to hear your what you have to say!

Wishing you all a focused and abundant week ahead! Go out, set your intentions and then watch them manifest ⭐️⭐️ ~Love & Light ~ ❤️💛💚💙💜💗watermark 2 PNG